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State Visit of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria to the Glasgow International Exhibition, 1888

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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Lavery, one of the Glasgow Boys, took two years to complete this important commission, and it made his reputation. He placed each of the 253 people carefully, without overlapping, so that we can see them all clearly. He based his composition on photographs of the crowd taken inside the main exhibition building. Queen Victoria, the only person seated, and her European relatives listen to an address by Exhibition President Sir Archibald Campbell.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


Date

1890

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 256.5 x W 406.4 cm

Accession number

710

Acquisition method

found in store, registered, 1893

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

signed/dated


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